Welcome to Thorpe Mandeville Parish Council's website which provides information about...

- what we do and your local services
- events
and news, when we have some (including HS2 construction matters)

Please use the search facility or browse the site to find whatever you are looking for. If you can't find the information you require then please contact us.

Latest website update (8 May): Update to 'Other Representatives' page following the recent election.

CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC:
* Councillors are aware of many acts of support being provided or offered by parishioners to those more vulnerable in the village. Please remain attentive to others' needs at this difficult time. However, if you are in need of support or if you are aware of someone without vital support, please let us know.
* Social media can play an important role during these difficult times, particularly with offers of assistance. Many of our parishioners message on www.nextdoor.co.uk
* The Thursday ABILITY community bus service has restarted - face masks being compulsory.
* The parish church remains closed (see the News item dated 15 June) apart from the duration of services which resumed in September.
* A leaflet advising support assistance from the county and district councils can be accessed from the News item dated 3 May 2020 on this website.
* The Chenderit Benefice operates a foodbank scheme. If you would like to donate food, please leave it at the Rectory, 17 Astrop Road, Middleton Cheney, OX17 2PG and contact Father Nick if you would like further information (07925 419068).

LATEST HS2 CONSTRUCTION NEWS (last updated 30 March 2021)
- The website news item dated 30 March advises the long term closure of Banbury Road.
- HS2's planting of 5500 trees over a hectare of land immediately north of the village, east of Banbury Lane has been deferred from March 2021 until January 2022. The primary purpose is to screen the railway, not as a sound barrier.
- A planning application has been submitted by HS2 to create temporary roads diverting traffic away from the B4525 and the Sulgrave Road, accessing Magpie works compound. The project is known as 'Greatworth T'.
- The peak HS2 traffic period for the B4525 is 18 months from early 2022 when the peak daily average HS2 traffic is projected at 500 HGVs and 1000 other vehicles per day in addition to normal traffic.

THE LATEST GENERAL NEWS ITEMS ARE SHOWN BELOW. EARLIER NEWS ITEMS CAN BE FOUND AT THE 'NEWS' BUTTON IN THE LEFT HAND MARGIN ABOVE.

Latest News

Parish Council Election Result

Parish Council Election Result

Four nominations were received for the parish council election with vacancy for five councillors. Therefore there is a resultant declaration of an uncontested election with four of our existing councillors being reappointed for the new term of office starting in May: Councillors John Clouston, Ian Durham, Emlyn Lilly and Janet Ormond. A copy of the election declaration is in the documents file on this website and also on the parish council noticeboard.
Councillor Tim Moss did not stand for re-election having been a councillor for almost 10 years.

Posted: Fri, 09 Apr 2021 16:47 by Maurice Cole

New Unitary Local Authority

New Unitary Local Authority

Our parish is now within the new unitary authority West Northamptonshire Council (WNC) replacing the former Northamptonshire County Council and South Northamptonshire District Council. The new authority covers Northampton, Daventry and South Northamptonshire.
The WNC's website is still embryonic and therefore unfortunately some information and links on this website may currently be historic until new information is received.
We are within the Silverstone Ward of the WNC and our WNC councillors will be determined at the elections to be held on 6 May.

Posted: Thu, 01 Apr 2021 15:39 by Maurice Cole

Long Term Closure Of Banbury Road

Long Term Closure Of Banbury Road

HS2 has recently advised the parish council that Banbury Road between Bulls Lane and the Magpie road junction will be fully closed during the construction period until 'early 2024'.
It is currently unclear when this will start but it appears that it will be when the proposed 'Greatworth T' road junction has been constructed. The latter junction will be a temporary new road linking the compound at the Magpie junction to the B4525, near to Greatworth Park, thereby facilitating the closure of Sulgrave Road from the compound to the Marston crossroads on the B4525. Roundabouts will be formed at junctions with the B4525.
The parish council has expressed various resultant concerns to both the highways authority and HS2, with particular reference to the usage of Banbury Lane through Lower Thorpe and the village. Numerous other concerns arise and the council will continue to pursue steps to alleviate the position.
HS2 has explained that the road closure has resulted from a change in the HS2 construction traffic route. Originally substantial construction traffic was to be routed along Banbury Road going past the village by the Three Conies. This necessitated the construction of a temporary road on the Bulls Lane/Magpie section whilst a cutting was formed and then reinstating the road with a new over-bridge. It has subsequently been decided to re-route the HS2 construction traffic to and from the Magpie compound eastwards to the B4525. The road closure removes the necessity to build a temporary road on Banbury Road. Also, the closure takes traffic away from the right-hand turn off the Banbury Road, at the the speed camera junction, onto the B4525 which will be busy with HS2 traffic. HS2 traffic is anticipated to peak at 1,500 daily movements on the B4525 Banbury route.

Posted: Tue, 30 Mar 2021 20:48 by Maurice Cole

Thorpe Events

MAY 24: Provisional date for the next parish council meeting, to be held in the village hall. All members of the public are welcome to attend. Please note that Covid 19 precautions will be in place including the need for attendees to have face coverings and social distancing should be maintained. Persons should not attend if they or their family members have had symptoms of COVID-19 within the last 7 days.

JUNE 6: Holy Communion service 11.00am. All are welcome at the service; there is no need to have been confirmed. The Reverend Philip Ball will officiate. Please remember to bring your face mask. Masks are currently mandatory for all church services.

JUNE 28: Provisional date for a parish council meeting, to be held in the village hall. All members of the public are welcome to attend.

Contacting us

Please use this link to contact us by email. The Council operates a policy of transparency and all correspondence with the Parish Clerk or Parish Councillors may be disclosed at a public meeting of the parish council. Additionally, information contained in all correspondence may be subject to disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 or other legislation and therefore confidentiality cannot be guaranteed.

Website accessibility

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Disclaimer and copyright

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